PBA Regional Recap: Quintero, Fach Earn Regional Titles in April
As the PBA50 National Tour season approaches, bowlers from all over are getting in much-needed competition. Not only that, but a handful of PBA Tour bowlers are also staying sharp by competing on the PBA Regional Tour.
Read more about who took home hardware in this week’s Regional Recap.
PBA50 C Adam Toney Tire Pros Central/South Open
The field split into two squads at Galaxy Lanes in West Virginia, and through eight games, Dan Knowlton was the lone guy to average over 240. He stayed on top after the advancer round, but still had to endure bracket play as the one-seed. Knowlton won his first game, but lost the next two, opening the door for Jay Davis Jr., Jeff Keller, David Show and Larry DeNoon Jr.
Davis Jr. defeated Keller in a tight one, 205-196, while Show also advanced by just nine pins, 198-189, over DeNoon Jr. In the end, Davis Jr. got the win, 228-205, for his third career regional title.
PBA50 C Adam Toney Tire Pros Central/South Open Final Standings
- Jay Davis Jr., 2,500 points, $2,500
- David Show, 1,500, $1,250
- Larry DeNoon Jr., 1,150, $1,000
- Jeff Keller, 950, $1,000
PBA50 C Adam Toney Tire Pros Central/South Open Full Results
PBA Bowlero/Evansville Central/Midwest Open
The following weekend, a handful of PBA Tour players entered the one-day event in Evansville, Ind., about 400 miles south of the Guaranteed Rate World Series of Bowling XIV in Wisconsin. Graham Fach qualified first and eventually made it to the semifinals with three other PBA Tour competitors.
Fach took down Matt Sanders in the one-game semifinal, while Kim Bolleby moved past Tomas Käyhkö in the other battle. The two lefties battled it out, but Fach grabbed his 12th career regional title, winning 225-215.
PBA Bowlero/Evansville Central/Midwest Open Final Standings
- Graham Fach, 2,500 points, $2,400
- Kim Bolleby, 1,500, $1,300
- Tomas Käyhkö, 1,150, $1,000
- Matt Sanders, 950, $1,000
PBA Bowlero/Evansville Central/Midwest Open Full Results
PBA Bowlers Discount Pro Shop Open
AMF Towson Lanes also hosted a regional event in Maryland on April 21-23, where frequent PBA Tour pre-tournament qualifier competitor Andrew Hall qualified first by 71 pins and maintained that lead through the advancer round to claim the one seed. Hall advanced to the semifinals, but he was dispatched by Arturo Quintero, 222-184.
Jason Stadtler took the last spot in the finals after he defeated Matt Zweig in the other semifinal match, 189-182. Stadtler was one win away from his first title in 13 years, but Quintero got the best of him, 215-187, for his first career regional title.
PBA Bowlers Discount Pro Shop Open Final Standings
- Arturo Quintero, 2,500 points, $3,000
- Jason Stadtler, 1,500, $1,600
- Andrew Hall, 1,150, $1,125
- Matt Zweig, 950, $1,125
PBA Bowlers Discount Pro Shop Open Full Results
PBA Boulder Falls Open
The folks in Lebanon, Ore., received a double dose of regional action over the weekend, with the young guns and the seniors competing simultaneously. In the under-50 division, Gary Lenox averaged 243 for seven games to earn a bye and the top spot for the bracket.
Lenox defeated Richie Teece in his first match to set up a battle with Payden Stumpf. Lenox easily handled Stumpf and advanced to the finals. Evan Nash defeated Nick Borgaro in the other semifinal to move into the finals, but the one-seeded Lenox was on fire and continued his dominance, shooting 751 for three games to take the title.
PBA Boulder Falls Open Final Standings
- Gary Lenox, 2,500 points, $2,500
- Evan Nash, 1,500, $1,250
- Nick Borgaro, 1,150, $950
- Payden Stumpf, 950, $950
PBA Boulder Falls Open Full Results
PBA50 Boulder Falls Classic
Michael Kennedy earned the top seed on the senior side, going +322 for his eight games. He averaged 240 to earn a bye as they entered bracket play featuring three-game total pinfall.
Kennedy won his first match but was immediately dropped by Blaine Weninger, 740-641. Jeff Polson, who earned his first and only regional title in 2022, defeated Hugh Miller in the semifinals. Polson took advantage of his chance for title No. 2, topping Weninger, 674-630.
PBA50 Boulder Falls Classic Final Standings
- Jeffrey Polson, 2,500 points, $1,600
- Blaine Weninger, 1,500, $1,200
- Michael Kennedy, 1,150, $850
- Hugh Miller, 950, $850
PBA50 Boulder Falls Classic Full Results
View each region’s season-long standings here and future PBA Regional Tour events here.